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attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and paul ryan accusing the obama administration of not properly protecting u.s. personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marine. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. >> reporter: vice president biden called the deaths a tragedy but he then claimed that the obama administration did not know that ambassador stevens and other personnel on the ground had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> reporter: it was an assessment, but the state department did know in real time from videos that requests for more security and resources had been made and were turned down. a state department official acknowledged tes
. >>> the war next door, is the obama administration downplaying the danger along the u.s.-mexico border? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hope
the withdrawal, which was we agreed with the obama administration. let's have a status of forces agreement to make sure that we secure our gains. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. and he failed to get the agreement. we don't have a status of force agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we are talking about. and when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they have done for us, including your son, beau. but we also want to make sure that we don't lose the things that we fought so hard to get. with respect to afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with the 2014 transition. but what we also want to do is make sure that we're not projecting weakness abroad, and that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem, and that is what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. which is making it more chaotic and us less safe. >> i just want to talk to you about right in the midd
and taxes. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: the candidates fought over whether the obama administration dismissed security concerns at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we were not told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: it was topic number one, a charged moment in the night for the wisconsin congressman. >> ronald reagan -- >> oh, now, your jack kennedy. >> reporter: as predicted by the campaign, the vice president came out grinning, flapping, flailing arms. he was aggressive, attacking the republican ticket hard. >> we will have credibility on this issue. >> incredible. >> thank goodness we have these sanctions in place, in spite of their opposition. it has been discredited by studies, over 100 criminal investigations. >> reporter: along the way, the vice president cut in. >> >> mr. vice president, i know you're under duress -- to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: he talked about the auto bailout. >> when mr. ryan said that romney was a car guy, i thought well if they have them in an elevator, i guess he was. >> reporter
media to accuse the obama administration of doctoring those numbers. republican nominee mitt romney did not go that far, but did say the reason for drop in the unemployment rate is because americans have just stopped looking for work. >>> the mom accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter inside of a local safeway store after a botched shoplifting attempt was in court today. and nbc bay area has learned investigators believe this mom did the same thing just go weeks earlier and got away with it. the prosecutor says marci ariko pulled the same stunt at the same morgan hill safeway store. the difference is the first time she allegedly went into the store with her daughter instead of waiting outside the whole time. a loss prevention officer with the store said he recognized both mom and daughter the second time around. today she was officially charged with a felony count of commercial burglary and a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. >> you know, it's a very sad situation, very sad. i mean it's the -- it's the person who is supposed to be nurturing you, an
of course in the middle east and blamed the obama administration for making the region more dangerous. >> i know the president hoped for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allayed with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> today's speech largely repackaged things romney has said before, but included a few specific ways he would change the president's approach. >> president obama fired back in an ad scheduled to run in virginia, which is a key battleground state. the ad portrays romney as reckless and amateurish during a trip to england, israel and poland. >>> how much you spending? these rising gas prices 50 cents higher in the past week alone. that costs you about $8 extra for every trip to the gas station. nbc bay area's stephanie trong joins us in oakland this evening. stephanie, gas prices and politics usually go hand in hand. what is the spin here? >> reporter: raj, it really depends on who you ask. if you ask the industry experts, they say the trend was already happening with the wholesale price. but other folks are saying it is politics. here at telegraph
tweet from the other day when he accused the obama administration of cooking the books on the jobs number. >> in fact scott mcgrew, welch doubling down. >> he told the "wall street journal" he feels lick ke he li in a communist country because he's being persecuted for his views on the government. shortly after the labor department said the unemployment rate had fallen, welch tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. they can't debate so they'll change the numbers. here you see that tweet. even republicans are publicly distancing themselves from that tweet because as we've gone over countless times, a falling unemployment rate without strong job growth can be explained mathematically. general electric is 49% owner of this tv station. >>> meanwhile on the markets, we're looking at a slightly lower day again today. it's been kind of lousy lately. back to you. >>> now to decision 2012. of course we've all heard from the presidential nominees and tonight the spotlight shifts over to the second in command. we're talking about these gentlemen. right now vice
. the long-term unemployed, and those jobs that were lost under the bush administration that president obama has restored in manufacturing and the like, the key number for them is, who do i trust to take my long-term unemployment needs, my middle class family's needs, to the next level? so i think that the combination of people just trusting president obama more, if you're middle class, and that he has delivered on what he said he would in terms of getting us out of this hole is a powerful -- >> murphy doesn't buy that. >> no, that's their message. but i think we're missing the biggest thing that's happened in the campaign. economic things out of washington is one thing. but 80 million people finally got an unfiltered look at mitt romney, and they liked what they saw. and i think you'll see credible polls this week showing significant movement in the swing states and a much closer race. that's the big factor right now. >> let me put this in a different format, because we all sit in washington and get all these numbers. the average american goes outside and says, ok, 600,000 part-time jobs, 1
on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy, which is making it more chaotic and us less safe. >> with all due respecting that's a bunch of mularkey. >> we see this administration trying to water down snangsz congress. >> that sparring was going on the entire 90 minutes, back and forth, a very big departure from last week's presidential campaign which many said lacked fire and energy. coming up we'll have a look at the infamous video recorded on the 47%. >>> here in the bay area the vice presidential debate had to compete with baseball on tv. here they watched the game and watched the debate which was on with closed captioning right next to the game. >> the difference is the winner of the election will not be known for a few days but sadly the a's gave it their all but their fate has been sealed. >> here's a ground ball. the detroit tigers are headed to the american league championship series and the magical season for the oakland a's has come to an end. >> and the celebration on field was going off. it wasn't the team the fans wanted to see doing that party dance. t
. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> reporter: one of romney's top advisers asailed the administration response to the jobs report. >> this economy is not doing well. the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's policies. >> reporter: romney made a delivered shift towards sharing a more compassionate side, something he long resisted, in three rallies recounting memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a difficult question. he said mitt, what's next. he called me brother romney, what's next. david passed away. i'll always remember, never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event, in fact, won't include mitt romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential deba
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